Avis Alice-Marie (Leivdal) Bouchard, 97, passed away on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, at Christian Park Village.
She was born in Fayette on June 21st, 1919, the daughter of Knute and Eva (Pizzala) Leivdal.
In 1938, Avis married Alex Bouchard.
Avis attended Bay College and earned her L.P.N. in 1966 – 1967, which was a dream come true after raising 7 children.
After completing her L.P.N., Avis began working at St. Francis Hospital. She retired in 1976.
Avis loved the Lord and her family. She enjoyed attending bible study, crocheting, playing cards and spending time with her nursing home family. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by sons, Francis (Darlene) of Welaka, FL, Terry (Patti) of Escanaba, Ricky Bouchard of Ozark, MO; daughters, Deanna (Wayne) Thill of Stephenson, Patricia (Aurthur) Kaliszewski of Stonington, and Wendy Gravelle of Gladstone; 21 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren; sister, Norma Hamilton and brother, Melton Leivdal.
In addition to her parents and husband, Avis was preceded in death by her son, Alex Jr. and siblings.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 14th, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at New Life Assembly Church in Escanaba. The funeral service celebrating the life of Avis will follow at 2 p.m.
A luncheon will follow the service.
Burial will take place in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to assist with expenses.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Bouchard family.